Lac de Télamine

Lac Telamine

Lac de Télamine

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    2,399 ha
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    35°44'N 00°22'W
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The Site is a brackish lake in a group of wetlands near Oran in western Algeria that form an important wintering and passage complex for migratory birds, especially Anas and Tadorna species. Greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) winter here in in significant numbers, as do common shelduck (Tadorna tadorna), with about 4,000 individuals found on this and neighbouring wetlands. The natural vegetation, composed of halophytes such as samphire (Salicornia spp.) is mixed across the different habitats. Several birds of prey are also found, which feed on rodents, birds and insects among the surrounding cultivations. Agriculture and grazing are the main land uses around the Site, which is also used for environmental celebrations such as World Wetlands Day and World Environment Day.

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